The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for LRW-DATA-1

June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman

"The law criminalizes rape with penalties of up to 15 years in prison but does not criminalize spousal rape. The government generally enforced the law when individuals reported cases, but there were indications that many victims did not report rape because of cultural and societal factors. During the year police charged 159 individuals with rape or attempted rape. Foreign nationals working as domestic employees occasionally reported that their sponsors or employees of labor recruitment agencies had sexually abused them. According to diplomatic observers, police investigations resulted in few rape convictions" (Pg 13-14).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Rape remained widespread. According to a study published in February, almost 20 percent of college students surveyed reported at least one incident of rape. In 2013 Positive Action for Treatment Access, an NGO focused on HIV treatment, released a countrywide survey of 1,000 preadolescents and adolescents (ages 10 to 19), which noted three in 10 girls reported their first sexual encounter was rape" (Pg 32).
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger

"Rape was a widespread problem. It is punishable by 10 to 30 years in prison, depending on the circumstances and age of the victim. Most rape cases went unreported due to victims’ fear or shame. According to the prime minister, surveys in 2010 on gender-based violence showed that at some point in their lives 43.2 percent of women nationwide had experienced physical violence, and 28.3 percent experienced sexual violence" (Pg 16).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"There was no confirmed information on the incidence of rape or domestic violence [in Tibet]" (90).
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The law defines rape in broad terms and allows for the prosecution of spousal rape. The courts tried numerous cases of rape during the year, and the government generally enforced court sentences providing between five and 45 years’ imprisonment for those convicted. Between January and July, police received reports of 565 rapes. Women’s groups and NGOs believed the actual prevalence of rape was higher, with only a small fraction of cases prosecuted and fewer still resulting in conviction. Factors hampering rape prosecutions included limited police capacity and the withdrawal of allegations by alleged victims after the filing of charges. Many rape cases are heard by traditional authorities rather than in...more
June 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-2

"The 2015 Strategic Plan to Address Gender-Based Violence reported a total of 2,390 incidences of sexual offenses, including rape, attempted rape, unlawful sexual intercourse, incest, and other sexual offenses, between 2003 and 2013" (12).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Twenty-one percent of women reported that they have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives, and 14% reported that they had experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months (Table 17.4). Overall, 8% of women reported that they first experienced sexual violence before they were age 22, including 4% who experienced sexual violence before they were age 18 (Table 17.5)" (282).
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"A 2016 Asia Foundation study found that 59 percent of girls and women between 15 and 49 years old had experienced sexual or physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner and that 14 percent of girls and women had been raped by someone other than a partner" (p. 12).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"As of September 30, the Family Protection Department treated and investigated 1,050 cases of rape or sexual assault against women" (30).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Through September the Prosecutor’s Office initiated investigations in seven rape cases" (32).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"From January to August, 247 complaints of sexual assault and rape were filed at magistrate courts in the country’s 10 districts. During that period 40 cases were prosecuted" (p. 14).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Neither the government nor any group compiled statistics on rape or arrests for rape" (p. 11).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"As of mid-September, authorities had received reports of 99 criminal acts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 15" (p. 13).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were 29 reported rapes, one attempted rape, and 23 other reported acts of sexual violence in the first eight months of the year" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were no reliable rape statistics, principally because of social stigma, fear of familial and societal retaliation, and a legal system largely stacked against survivors, which limited willingness to report the crime. Most rape victims did not report the crime due to fear of shaming the family, incurring violent retaliation by the perpetrator or a family member, or facing prosecution" (35). "There were no known cases during the year" (35).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Through October, 10 persons faced rape charges in the courts" (p. 10).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the first eight months of the year, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 47 cases of child rape and 135 cases involving other forms of child sexual abuse" (p. 12 - 13).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the first eight months of the year, authorities received 100 reports of rape, compared with 74 during the same period in 2016" (p. 11).
May 21, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to police and the Ministry of Interior, there were 259 cases filed in the first six months of the year, including for sexual abuse and commercial sex exploitation" (p. 13).
May 16, 2019, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"I would say that about 80% of the married women I have worked with have been victims of marital rape." (para. 17).
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo

"As soon as there is a case of rape that happens in the villages, the women come to us… We take them first for medical care and then to the judicial system because in the first 72 hours we want women to be treated so that they won’t become pregnant and to prevent AIDS. We have a clinic that offers all the services to women in the same place. More than 900 people [come to the clinic] a month and in the 900 people who come, 5 percent are victims of sexual violence." (para 6).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Local and international NGOs reported violence against women, including domestic violence and rape, was common. Rape and domestic violence were likely underreported due to the victims’ fear of reprisal by perpetrators, discrimination from the community, and their distrust of the judiciary system" (25). "Child rape continued to be a serious problem" (27).
May 11, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji

"Rape (including spousal rape), domestic abuse, incest, and indecent assault were significant problems" (15).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"The main finding was that across class, ethnic, religious belief and socio-economic status, 3 in every 5 women experience physical violence by an intimate partner; 1 in every 2 women were sexually abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives and about 3 in every 4 women has been emotionally abused by their spouse or partner" (24).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A national study on child sexual abuse found that on average four children from each classroom (the national average is 22 children per classroom) suffered from some kind of sexual violence. According to the study, only 7 percent of these cases were reported to police. Girls were victims in 83 percent of cases of sexual violence" (page 22). "Children in orphanages and institutions were sometimes victims of physical and emotional abuse by caretakers and guardians and of sexual abuse by peers" (page 23).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Child abuse cases continued to increase; from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016, the Children’s Authority received and investigated 5,522 reports of abuse. More than one-half of all cases involved female children. Neglect and sexual abuse accounted for 27 percent and 25 percent of the cases, respectively" (p. 13).
April 20, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The government reported that 68 percent of women had suffered at least one incident of serious physical, sexual, or psychological abuse" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Between January and July, police received 2,333 reports of cases of sexual violence and arrested 2,438 alleged perpetrators. According to a 2016 study by the national statistical agency, ISTAT, 31.5 percent of women between the ages of 16 and 70 were victims of physical or sexual violence" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Police received 410 reports of sexual abuse as of September. Authorities investigated and prosecuted all reported cases" (11).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"As of October the Office of the Inspector General reported five cases of alleged rape by police officers and six cases of sexual assault" (p. 23).